There were a variety of reactions to last week's HoN selection, Claire Danes
. Some really great discussion went on, including mention of her feet, which I honestly didn't see coming. This week was a pretty hard one for me, as my selected hottie has had so many different looks over the years that selecting three good pictures of her was agonizing. I present to you, for your dissection...
The first thing that I can truly remember Uma being in was THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN, in dual roles but most notably as the nude and fabulous Venus. She was willowy and striking, this fragile looking goddess with wide eyes and a lilt to her voice. (I also recommend checking out WHERE THE HEART IS to see a young, nude and body painted Uma.) I liked how she looked but doubted that she was going to be much more than model fluff that props up the movie industry between finding the next big thing.
Along the way, she ended up surprising me. Her roles in the 1990's ranged from forgettable crap like JENNIFER 8 to fluffy, "I'm just here to look good and say a few wise words you wouldn't expect me to say" in BEAUTIFUL GIRLS to her meatier and yet polar opposite roles in THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS and PULP FICTION. She's forever remembered as the iconic "Missus Mia Wallace" with the black bob and the adrenaline syringe sticking out of her chest. However, she also fell in love with Ethan Hawke on the set of 1997's GATTACA (I personally love that film), had a couple of kids with him and then ended up in a messy divorce a short while later.
Since sorting out her marital heartbreak (Hawke cheated on her with their children's nanny and has now knocked that woman up and is marrying her) and dating a couple of rich tycoons, Uma has also grown into the fully realized woman that looked haggard in the back of the Pussy Wagon in the first half of KILL BILL, willing herself to move that ugly little piggy of hers. At 38, Uma now swims with the big fish in Hollywood, 20 years after gliding into the water without causing all that big of a ripple. I myself think that with all the flaws that she possesses (the big feet, the funny shaped nose and those eyes which have always confused me), it makes her all the more powerful in her hotness.
But enough from me. What say you about Uma Thurman?